World Debt, 2005


External Debt as a Percentage of Gross Domestic Product – Purchasing Power Parity


In this world map, countries are colored according to their external debt as a percentage of the Gross Domestic Product and Purchasing Power Parity.

Legend indicates:

  • Maroon: (Countries in which external debt represents) more than 100% of their GDP and PPP.
  • Mahogany: between 30%-100%
  • Sandy brown: between 15%-29%
  • Beige: between 5%-14%
  • Light Khaki: less than 5%
  • Light Gray: No data

In addition, explanations of the meaning and historical creation of external debt are provided.


National Geographic Atlas of the World, Eigth Edition. Published by the National Geographic Society. Prepared by National Geographic Maps for The Book Division, 2005.


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